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Hot Rod (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  25 May 1979 (USA)
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A drag-racer enters a local championship race. However, he runs up against the town boss, a corrupt sheriff who has already made arrangements to ensure that his own son wins the race.

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Brian Edison
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Sheriff Marsden
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Jenny
Grant Goodeve ...
Sonny Munn
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T.L. Munn
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Johnny Hurricane
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Sprout
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Clay
Bruce M. Fischer ...
Eric Holland ...
Barry Hogue
Julie Gibson ...
Violet
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Cameraman
Gene Borkan ...
Soundman
Lisa Cori ...
Sheila
Richard Davis ...
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A drag-racer enters a local championship race. However, he runs up against the town boss, a corrupt sheriff who has already made arrangements to ensure that his own son wins the race.

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Goofs

When Sonny Munn blows up the Hemi motor in Brian Edison's Willys, Edison steals another Hemi out of Police Chief Marsden's AMC Matador patrol car. AMC never used Chrysler Hemis. See more »

Quotes

Brian Edison: It's slippin' a bit in third gear.
Cannonball: Get me the 9/16th's and the Vise Grips!
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Raw Drag and Street Racing
6 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This Movie contains enough Raw Drag and Street Racing to be a great Drag Racing movie, you can almost smell the rubber and smoke.

If you didn't love Hemi's before watching the movie you will after. I think this movie made Grey primer cool, and as for Willy's Coupes! Well you will just have to watch the movie.

One of my favorite parts is when they all sneak into the museum and steal the Blower from Munn's own car, Sticking it to the man is always good watching.

Gregg Henry who plays Brian Edison ( the lead ) is believable as the happy go lucky guy next door type, who we can all relate to.

The Soundtrack fits well to the movie and brings you right into the story line, makes you wish for Drive In Movie's and Summer.

I wish it was out on DVD.


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